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    #11

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midred2581rein View Post
    Not a teacher.

    The pen is mighter than the sword.
    I don't like that "word". Use "mightier" instead.

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    #12

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Hi everyone I'm new to this very interesting forum

    Maybe the story of "the frog and the ox" would be the most appropriate example to define an individual claiming to be more than he deserves to be. I hope this makes sense






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    #13

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Quote Originally Posted by y4ss View Post
    Hi everyone. I'm new to this very interesting forum.

    Maybe the story of "the frog and the ox" would be the most appropriate example to define an individual claiming to be more than he deserves to be. I hope this makes sense.
    Hello y4ss, and welcome to the forum.

    That's definitely an interesting story from Aesop's Fables. However, do you really think it fits the above scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello y4ss, and welcome to the forum.

    That's definitely an interesting story from Aesop's Fables. However, do you really think it fits the above scenario?
    I agree!

    A person accepting rewards that do not belong to him may have his eyes bigger than his stomach :)

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    #15

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    I don't think that is the meaning of "eyes bigger than stomach." People (like me, regrettably) whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs take more food than they can actually​ eat. It has nothing to do with accepting rewards that do not belong to one. It is about the desire to overeat.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Apr-2017 at 11:43. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #16

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Could you you sum up the story of the frog and the ox?

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    #17

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Quote Originally Posted by R.a. Punzalan View Post
    Thank you for your response emsr2d2.

    When someone is getting something more than he deserve and those who work hard for it is getting less.

    Thank you also for the corrections.
    How about "spoiled brat"? or "born with a silver spoon"?

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    #18

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Some people might call those people "self-entitled."

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    How about "spoiled brat"? or "born with a silver spoon"?
    Only if they were getting more than they deserved as a result of their how their parents treated them or how much money their parents had.

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    #20

    Re: what idioms to say for an unfair person?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Some people might call those people "self-entitled."
    Only if they felt they had a right to their advantages simply because of who they were.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Apr-2017 at 15:03.

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